US Intervention and interference in foreign affairs

US intervention has involved both unmistakable and clandestine activities. These went for altering, supplanting, or safeguarding foreign governments. In the last half of the nineteenth century, the U.S. government started activities for regime change for the most part in Latin America and the southwest Pacific and incorporated the Mexican– American, Spanish– American and Philippine– American wars. At the beginning of the twentieth century, the United States formed or introduced friendly governments in numerous nations around the globe. These included neighbors Panama, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic.

In World War II, US Intervention helped topple numerous Nazi Germany and imperial Japanese puppet regimes. Models incorporate routines in the Philippines, Korea, the Eastern bit of China, and quite a bit of Europe. United States forces were additionally instrumental in finishing the rule of Adolf Hitler over Germany and of Benito Mussolini over Italy.

In the consequence of World War II, the U.S. government battled with the Soviet Union for worldwide leaders and impact inside the setting of the Cold War. It extended the geographic extent of its activities past its conventional zone of operations, Central America and the Caribbean.

Huge tasks incorporated the U.S. what’s more, U.K- organized 1953 Iranian rebellion, the 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion focusing on Cuba, and backing for the topple of Sukarno by Army General Suharto in Indonesia. US Intervention meddled in the national elections of numerous nations, incorporating into Japan during the 1960s to keep its preferred center-right Liberal Democratic Party in power utilizing mystery assets, in the Philippines to arrange the crusade of Ramon Magsaysay for president in 1953, and in Lebanon to help Christian gatherings in the 1957 races utilizing mystery money mixtures. The U.S. has executed somewhere around 81 unmistakable and secretive known interventions in foreign elections amid the period 1946– 2000.

Following the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the United States through US Intervention has driven or upheld wars to decide the governance of various nations. Expressed U.S. points in these conflicts have included battling the War on Terror as in the 2001 Afghan war or expelling dictatorial and hostile regimes in the 2003 Iraq War and 2011 military intervention in Libya.

List of the countries affected by US Intervention in the last Century:

Landing of naval forces. Beginning of a 15-year occupation.
1917-1933 Cuba
Troops intervene; remain on “police duty” for over 2 years.
1918-1920 Panama
Naval forces and army troops fight battles in several areas of the country during a five- year period.
1918-1922 Russia
Marines intervene in Dalmatia.
1919 Yugoslavia
Marines land.
1919 Honduras
Troops intervene.
1920 Guatemala
Marines engaged in operations in Smyrna (Izmir).
1922 Turkey
Naval forces and troops deployed during 5-year period.
1922-1927 China
Troops land twice in two-year period.
1924-1925 Honduras
Marines land and engage in operations.
1925 Panama
1927-1934 China
Marines and naval forces stationed throughout the country.
1932 El Salvador
Naval forces intervene.
1933 Cuba
Naval forces deployed.
1934 China
Marines land in Foochow.
1946 Iran
Troops deployed in northern province.
1946-1949 China
Major US army presence of about 100,000 troops, fighting, training and advising local combatants.
1947-1949 Greece
US forces wage a 3-year counterinsurgency campaign.
1948 Italy
Heavy CIA involvement in national elections.
1948-1954 Philippines
Commando operations, “secret” CIA war.
1950-1953 Korea
Major forces engaged in war in Korean peninsula.
1953 Iran
CIA overthrows government of Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh.
1954 Vietnam
Financial and materiel support for colonial French military operations, leads eventually to direct US military involvement.
1954 Guatemala
CIA overthrows the government of President Jacobo Arbenz Guzman.
1958 Lebanon
US marines and army units totaling 14,000 lands.
1958 Panama
Clashes between US forces in Canal Zone and local citizens.
1959 Haiti
Marines land.
1960 Congo
CIA-backed overthrow and assassination of Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba.
1960-1964 Vietnam
Gradual introduction of military advisors and special forces.
1961 Cuba
CIA-backed Bay of Pigs invasion.
1962 Cuba
Nuclear threat and naval blockade.
1962 Laos
CIA-backed military coup.
1963 Ecuador
CIA backs military overthrow of President Jose Maria Valesco Ibarra.
1964 Panama
Clashes between US forces in Canal Zone and local citizens.
1964 Brazil
CIA-backed military coup overthrows the government of Joao Goulart and Gen. Castello Branco takes power.
1965-1975 Vietnam
Large commitment of military forces, including air, naval and ground units numbering up to 500,000+ troops. Full-scale war, lasting for ten years.
1965 Indonesia
CIA-backed army coup overthrows President Sukarno and brings Gen. Suharto to power.
1965 Congo
CIA backed military coup overthrows President Joseph Kasavubu and brings Joseph Mobutu to power.
1965 Dominican
23,000 troops land.
1965-1973 Laos
Direct US Intervention. Bombing campaign begin, lasting eight years.
1966 Ghana
CIA-backed military coup ousts President Kwame Nkrumah.
1966-1967 Guatemala
Extensive counter-insurgency operation.
1969-1975 Cambodia
CIA supports military coup against Prince Sihanouk, bringing Lon Nol to power. Intensive bombing for seven years along border with Vietnam.
1970 Oman
Counter-insurgency operation, including coordination with Iranian marine invasion.
1971-1973 Laos
Invasion by US and South Vietnames forces.
1973 Chile
CIA-backed military coup ousts government of President Salvador Allende. Gen. Augusto Pinochet comes to power.
1975 Cambodia
Marines land, engage in combat with government forces.
1976-1992 Angola
Military and CIA operations.
1980 Iran
Special operations units land in Iranian desert. Helicopter malfunction leads to aborting of planned raid.
1981 Libya
Naval jets shoot down two Libyan jets in maneuvers over the Mediterranean.
1981-1992 El Salvador
CIA and special forces begin a long counterinsurgency campaign.
1981-1990 Nicaragua
CIA directs exile “Contra” operations. US air units drop sea mines in harbors.
1982-1984 Lebanon
Marines land and naval forces fire on
1983 Grenada
local combatants. Military forces invade Grenada.
1983-1989 Honduras
Large program of military assistance aimed at conflict in Nicaragua.
1984 Iran
Two Iranian jets shot down over the Persian Gulf.
1986 Libya
US intervention in Libya leading to aircraft bomb the cities of Tripoli and Benghazi, including direct strikes at the official residence of President Muamar al Qadaffi.
1986 Bolivia
Special Forces units engage in counter-insurgency.
1987-1988 Iran
Naval forces block Iranian shipping. Civilian airliner shot down by missile cruiser.
1989 Libya
Naval aircraft shoot down two Libyan jets over Gulf of Sidra.
1989 Philippines
CIA and Special Forces involved in counterinsurgency.
1989-1990 Panama
27,000 troops as well as naval and air power used to overthrow government of President Noriega.
1990 Liberia
Troops deployed.
1990-1991 Iraq
Major military operation, including naval blockade, air strikes; large number of troops attack Iraqi forces in occupied Kuwait.
1991-2003 Iraq
Control of Iraqi airspace in north and south of the country with periodic attacks on air and ground targets.
1991 Haiti
CIA-backed military coup ousts President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
1992-1994 Somalia
Special operations forces intervene.
1992-1994 Yugoslavia
Major role in NATO blockade of Serbia and Montenegro.
1993-1995 Bosnia
Active military involvement with air and ground forces.
1994-1996 Haiti
Troops depose military rulers and restore President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to office.
1995 Croatia
Krajina Serb airfields attacked.
1996-1997 Zaire (Congo)
Marines involved in operations in eastern region of the country.
1997 Liberia
Troops deployed.
1998 Sudan
Air strikes destroy country’s major pharmaceutical plant.
1998 Afghanistan
Attack on targets in the country.
1998 Iraq
Four days of intensive air and missile strikes.
1999 Yugoslavia
Major involvement in NATO air strikes.
2001 Macedonia
NATO troops shift and partially disarm Albanian rebels.
2001 Afghanistan
Air attacks and ground operations oust Taliban government and install a new regime.
2003 Iraq
Invasion with large ground, air and naval forces ousts government of Saddam Hussein and establishes new government.
2003-present Iraq
Occupation force of 150,000 troops in protracted counter-insurgency war
2004 Haiti
Marines land. CIA-backed forces overthrow President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
2004 Pakistan
On going insurgency in the northern tribal region of Pakistan and drone attacks
2007 Somalia
Drone attacks in Somalia Continued insurgency Expanded military operations
2011 Libya
2014 Iraq
Over 10,000 American airstrikes conducted in Iraq since 2014
Heavy damage caused to ISIS forces Advising and training of Iraqi forces
2014 Syria
Over 11,200 American and allied airstrikes
hit ISIS and other extremist groups in Syria
Thousands of ISIS targets destroyed
2015 Yemen
Yemen’s capital city of Sana’a falls under
Houthi control
Saudi-led coalition begin to bomb Houthi
rebel positions
2015-2019 Libya
Liberation of Sirte
Hundreds of airstrikes carried out in Libya
against Islamic State affiliated militant groups

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